Probably the impossible dream...I have been meeting with a friend of mine at various quieter bars, (Bigfoot Lodge, The Roost, ) but the friend doesn't drink and the vibe is less than desirable sometimes...
What I need is basically this:
someplace open late (2AM closing ideal)
someplace that isn't some brightly lit cafe/diner like Fred 62
someplace that will let you sit for a while if they aren't busy
someplace you can chat, no ear splitting music, etc.
someplace with some kind of nosh, but without a table minimum.
Doesn't have to be fancy, doesn't have to serve the greatest food or anything, I'm more just looking for a living room out side of my living room.
The region we are trying to stay in is Glendale/Eagle Rock/Atwater/Los Feliz. There is some flexibility there if the place is perfect.